SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 25, 2008

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Happy First Birthday, Google Bomb Fix!
    Short by sweet — one year ago today, a momentous event that must be recalled. Google bombing was defused. George W. Bush was no longer a miserable failure and other mass link bombing attempts stopped working. For the most part, the Google bombing fix that Google put into place seems…
  • Search in Pictures: Google Cake, Banana Room, Kate Nash @ Yahoo
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more….
  • Doerr And Moritz: A Tale Of Two (Very Wealthy) Google Investors
    Forbes offers an interesting profile, “The Golden Touch,” of two of Google’s initial VC investors John Doerr and Michael Moritz. Both of these men got fabulously rich off their Google shares: “Their personal gains, according to Forbes’ estimates, are likely north of $800 million apiece.” Moritz has kept his stock…
  • Microsoft Earnings Soar, Gates Calls For More Help To Poor
    Microsoft issued fiscal Q2 earnings yesterday and simply crushed estimates. The company had quarterly revenues of more than $16 billion, which exceeded the highest previous quarterly earnings mark by a whopping $2 billion (the earnings release is here.) Profits were $4.71 billion….
  • New: Real-Time Google Maps Edits In New Edits Viewer
    The Google LatLong blog announced a neat new feature that lets you sit back and watch the edits made to Google Maps in a live viewer. To view recent edits made to Google Maps, just go here and watch. I made a quick video of the page, and as you…
  • Will Google Suffer In A Recession?
    According to statements made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday the answer to that question appears to be “no.” The Financial Times reports the view of several tier-two Google execs who expressed confidence in the continuing growth of the company’s revenues and the success of its model….
  • Google AdWords Won’t Allow Personal Attacks On Politicians
    The Google Public Policy blog announced new policies for how you can use AdWords in the political debate space. Google AdWords requires politicians to comply with the editorial guidelines you can campaign for any political view, you can ask for donations if you are a non-tax-deductible organization and you cannot…
  • Survey Says: Search Right Behind Email Marketing In Best-Performing Category
    The 2nd Annual Marketing & Media Survey from Datran Media was released and it showed that the second best-performing online ad medium is search, right behind email marketing. In December, Datran asked 2,000 industry leaders “which advertising media buys perform strongly for your company”? 80% said email marketing but right…
  • Google Domain Park To Cease Ads On Domain Tasting Sites
    Google to kill Domain Tasting from Domain Tolls reports receiving a tip from a Google informant that Google will be preventing “domain tasting” from participating in the AdSense for Domains (aka Domain Park) program. Domain tasting is the practice of trying out a domain name for a 5 day-period. Registration…

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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